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Issue 240 | Monday 6 June 2005

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* What's on this week
* Advert: Open House at the South Bank Alexander Centre
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum

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[ What's on this week ]

Each week we select a few highlights from the community
and cultural events taking place over the next seven
days. For a more comprehensive what's on guide check
out 'in SE1' - our monthly printed publication - see
http://www.inSE1.co.uk for details.

YEAR OF THE VOLUNTEER OPEN DAY
Monday 6 June 
11am-5pm at 1-5 Rushworth Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1016
Find out how you can help your community. Supporting,
befriending older people, working with young people,
students in IT, ESOL and basic education and clients
with mental health issues .
http://www.blackfriars-settlement.org.uk


UFFORD STREET RECREATION GROUND PUBLIC CONSULTATION
Monday 6 June
7pm-8pm at WCDG offices, 14A Baylis Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
Ufford Street Recreation Ground was identified in the
Waterloo Open Spaces Audit as a key site to improve for
the benefit of the local community. A feasibility study
for the space was carried out in 2004 based on local
views, which recommended various improvements such as a
new safe playground for children and improvements to
the environmental quality of the park.  The Waterloo
Green Trust is now collecting views from local people
about how exactly they would like the park to be
improved. The views collected will be fed into a
beautiful new design for the park, which should be
produced by the end of this year. A new Friends of
Ufford Street Recreation Ground group is being set up
to help guide the design process and form a gardening
group. The next meeting is today.
Free buffet provided.


PUBLIC MEETING RE. ALL HALLOWS CHURCH SITE DEVELOPMENT 
Tuesday 7 June
7pm-9pm at Charles Dickens School, Lant Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=696
Simon Hughes has been invited by local residents to
share his opinion regarding the proposed 5 storey
development of the All Hallows Church site, Copperfield
Street at a public meeting. The planning application
for the proposed development is expected to be lodged
in the first week of June. If you are concerned about
the potential impact of this development or you want to
find out more, this meeting is for you.


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 8 June
7pm at Charles Dickens School, Lant Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=696
Meeting for residents of Cathedrals and Chaucer wards.
Agenda includes Street Action Team, Better Bankside,
Cleaner, Greener, Safer, equalities scheme and more.
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=546


MORE MOVIES AT MORE LONDON: FREE OUTDOOR FILM
SCREENINGS
Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until 24 June
9.15pm at The Scoop, The Queen's Walk (next to City
Hall); free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=747
Wed 8: Casablanca  (1942, USA, 102 mins, U)
Thu 9: Quadrophenia  (1979, UK, 104 mins, 18)
Fri 10: Donnie Darko  (2001, USA, 113 mins, 15)
In the event of rain or high winds the screening may be
cancelled. Proof of age may be required for films rated
15 or over. All children under 15 must be accompanied
by an adult and are only permitted entry to films
classified 12A and under.  
http://www.morelondon.com/thescoop


LAUNCH OF CONNECTING THE ELEPHANT AND THE GREEN LANES'
LANDMARKS SIGN SYSTEM 
Thursday 9 June 
4.30pm-6pm at Southwark Local History Library, Borough
High Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=743
Find out about these projects, which use local
knowledge and  mapping to open up the area around the
Elephant and Castle  and beyond for walking and
accessing community resources.
With  Councillor Catherine Bowman, Jenny Jones from the
London Assembly , International Sculptor Extraordinaire
Andrew Logan and John Constable, author of 'The
Southwark Mysteries' 
Guided Walk to Charles Dickens School 6.15pm 
Information: 020 7582 9191
christineb@sustainable-energy.org.uk


SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES BILL PUBLIC MEETING
Thursday 9 June
7pm-9pm at Charles Dickens School, Lant Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=696
Speakers: Charles Secrett - former Friends of the Earth
Director and now Local Works spokesman
Simon Hughes MP - Member of Parliament for Southwark
Chair: Simon Barnet - Living Streets Senior Campaigner
A public meeting on a proposed new law - the
Sustainable Communities Bill. The bill will give local
communities much more power over local planning
decisions. Local Works is the coalition campaign behind
the bill, aiming to build enough pressure to see the
bill become law. Come along to the meeting, hear about
how it will work and improve Southwark, ask questions
and make comments.
http://www.localworks.org


OPEN FORUM: WEST BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY FORUM
Thursday 9 June
6.30pm-8.30pm at Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove
(entrances in Weston Street and Leathermarket Street)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=733
Mens Health Awareness session - information sharing
about mens health issues and access to local services -
a chance to have your say about what you'd like to see
available. Southwark Council's New Equality Scheme -
have your say on how to ensure that everyone in
Southwark is treated fairly. Pre-AGM session -
information and discussion for anyone interested in
joining the WBCF committee or sub-groups. This is the
final meeting of the committee before the AGM on June
30th. Free refreshments - everyone welcome.
Information: 020 7403 9683 or WBForum@tiscali.co.uk


MORALITY HAS NO PLACE IN ART: MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Friday 10 June
6pm at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark
Street;  £2 - first come first served; free drinks
6pm-6.30pm.
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=968
A public debate. Proposing the motion is Ian Rickson,
Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre and Lucy
Winkett, the first woman residentiary canon of St
Paul's Cathedral. Opposing the motion is Anthony
Neilson, playwright and director alongside Zoe
Williams, Guardian columnist and writer. The journalist
Patrick Marmion will chair the meeting. The motion
follows Oscar Wilde's dictum that "There is no such
thing as a moral or an immoral book; books are well
written or badly written". The motion seeks to
establish whether morality has any part to play in
determining or constraining artistic activity.
The hour long forum kicks off with drinks at 6pm
enabling participants to loosen up. The debate itself
starts at 6.30pm sharp. Each of the four speakers will
have three minutes to make their cases. After this
discussion will be open to the floor. In the interests
of variety, members of the audience allowed to speak
for no longer than one minute at a time. Ten
minutes before the end one speaker from each side will
sum up for no more than two minutes. There will then be
a vote and the debate will be adjourned to the bar.
The debate is organised by Soap Box in association with
the Menier Chocolate Factory and theatrevoice.com. Soap
Box is a new forum intended to tackle the big issues in
society and the arts. The idea has been developed by
the journalists Patrick Marmion and Rachel Halliburton.
Soap Box will reconvene in September to determine
whether Shakespeare has been a millstone round the
neck of British theatre.


UP THE ARTS COMEDY CLUB AT THE MILLER OF MANSFIELD
Friday 10 June
9.30pm (doors 8.30pm) at the Miller of Mansfield, 96
Snowsfields, £6 (conc £5). 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1015
In the early hours of June 10, 2000, Paul Ricketts was
being chased by security guards, as he became the
second person ­ after the Queen - to cross the
Millennium Bridge.  Of course his swaying motion
crossing the river was caused by slight inebriation and
it's in that spirit that five years later, local
resident Ricketts, and co-promoter/comedian Verity
Welch will open their new Up The Arts Comedy Club in
the Miller of Mansfield.
The opening night highlights the aim to provide a
typically diverse bill:
GREG BURNS: "...as loveable a comedian as you're likely
to find. Confident, funny and clever - and so young
too" - The Sunday Times 
Grumpy BRIAN DAMAGE and KRYSSTAL: " - as daft and
charming as they are funny" - The Stage 
KAREN COCKFIELD: "Full of roguish charmŠ Well worth
watching out for." - Chortle
JIMBO is a comedy circuit legend, and comedy enigma.
VERITY WELCH (MC): "her bizarre act comprised some
great gagsŠ Unique and very funny." - Paramount Comedy. 
Also introducing ADOLF HECKLER and DAVID ZONK.
http://www.uptheartscomedy.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk
 

OPEN GARDEN SQUARES WEEKEND
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June
http://www.opensquares.org
Tickets £5 (child under 12 free) available from all
gardens which allows entry over the weekend to a
hundred participating gardens across London. SE1
gardens taking part are:

GARDEN BARGE SQUARE
2-5pm; Downing's Roads moorings at the end of Mill
Street
Gardens created on the decks of the barges moored to
form an 'inside-out' floating garden square.

MERRICK SQUARE 
Sunday 11am-6pm; £1.50, children free.
Garden fete in small mid-Victorian garden.
Entertainments include: Music from The London Samba
School and Chapala Mariachi band 
Stalls: Plants; Cards, Clothes, T-shirts; Bric-a-Brac;
Books, CDs, DVDs
Food and Drink: Roebuck Pub stall - Wine, Beer, Pimms,
Food; Rincon del Sur - Ecuadorian food; Brindisa (from
Borough Market) - chorizo baps; Tea, sandwiches and
cakes stall
Entertainments: Tombola; Raffle; Fortune-telling;
Face-painting; Lots of games for children

MUSEUM OF GARDEN HISTORY 
10.30am-5pm, Lambeth Palace Road
Replica 17th-century knot garden containing the tombs
of gardeners and plant-hunters John Tradescant and son. 

SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL CHURCHYARD
Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm
Herb garden.

WEST SQUARE SE11
10am-5pm; Entrance off St George's Rd. 
Houses date from 1794 when the garden with old mulberry
trees and rose beds was laid out. 


BIKE RIDE AND WALK OF THE GREEN GARTER
Sunday 12 June
Cycle: Meet 10am Southwark Needle, London Bridge. Ride
lasts about an hour.
Walk: Meet 12 midday The Roebuck, Great Dover Street. 
Halfway stop Kennington Park Café between 2 and 3pm
This circular walk returns to The Roebuck at
approximately 5pm.
Connecting the Elephant Street Forum
Tabard Gardens-Trinity Street/Square-Borough Road-St
Georges Circus-Gladstone Street-West Square-Walcott
Square-Kennington Road Cleaver Square-Kennington
Park-Henry Moore Sculpture Brandon Estate/Kennington
Park-Lorrimore Square-Sutherland Square-Walworth
Road-Liverpool Grove-Wooler Street-Aylesbury
Estate-East Street Market-Elstead Street-Sailsbury Row
Park-Bricklayers Arms Roundabout
Information: 020 7582 9191
christineb@sustainable-energy.org.uk

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[ Advert: Open House at South Bank Alexander Centre ]
 
As part of International Alexander Awareness Week
The South Bank Alexander Centre will be holding an Open
House
on Wednesday June 15th 12:00 - 2:30
 
Information, free taster sessions, low-cost
introductory lesson vouchers.
 
27a Blackfriars Rd SE1
 
020 7928 6378
info@AlexanderCentre.co.uk
http://www.AlexanderCentre.co.uk

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[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent
discussions at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/

- Simon the Tanner - latest
- Cat care in the community! 
- Does anyone know of a tennis coach?
- Jam Factory residents or prospective residents?
- All Hallows Church, Copperfield Street
- Ruby Tuesdays
- Accident Borough High Street
- Olleys fish and chip shop
Bogus charity collector - river walkway
- Jam Factory area: safety?
- Looking for leather bag repair shop
- Colombians in London
Barnum at the Union Theatre
Aylwin Judo Club
Tanner Street railway arch

To read and respond to all these discussions and more,
go to: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/

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